Edward Gardner

Chief Conductor, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega


Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic since October 2015, Edward Gardner has already led the orchestra on multiple international tours, including acclaimed performances in London, Berlin, Munich and Amsterdam and continuing his hugely successful relationship with Chandos Records.

In demand as a guest-conductor, the 2017/18 season will see Edward debut with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and return to the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. He will also continue his longstanding collaborations with the Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (where he was Principal Guest Conductor from 2010-16) and BBC Symphony Orchestra (whom he has conducted at both the First and Last Night of the BBC Proms).

Music Director of English National Opera for ten years (2006-15), Edward continues to work with the world’s major opera companies. He has ongoing relationships with La Scala and Opéra National de Paris, and with New York’s Metropolitan Opera where he has conducted productions of Carmen, Don Giovanni, Der Rosenkavalier and Werther. Future plans include a return to Dutch National Opera and his Royal Opera House Covent Garden debut.


Video & Audio

WOZZECK In Focus: Ed Gardner from English National Opera on Vimeo.

Gardner on Wozzeck, ENO 8 May 2013

Edward Gardner discusses the music of Berg’s Wozzeck which opens at ENO on Saturday 11 […]

Performance Schedule

From The Green Room

Online Performances



Bergen Digital Concert Hall

Follow this link to watch Ed lead the Bergen Philharmonic in a performance of Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem live in concert with soloists Camilla Tilling and Florian Boesch.

Follow this link to watch Ed lead the Bergen Philharmonic in a live stream of Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder recorded from concert in Grieghallen, Bergen on Friday 11 December 2015.

Follow this link to watch Ed walking through the streets of Bergen talking about his orchestra the Bergen Philharmonic.